Central Maine Healthcare (CMH), which includes Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC), Rumford Hospital and Bridgton Hospital, is seeing red this month.
The team at the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute (CMHVI) asked CMH team members to wear red on Feb. 2, National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness and help eradicate heart disease among women. They will continue to wear red on every Friday in February, which is American Heart Month.
CMHVI is comprised of vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists who perform cutting-edge procedures and lead their Maine community in the prevention of heart and vascular disease.
“Wearing red is one of many great ways to bring attention to cardiovascular health,” said Michael Berlowitz, MD, chief of CMHVI. “Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Maine, yet it is so often preventable with the life choices we can all make. American Heart Month is a great time to bring attention to cardiovascular health.”
The public is invited to stop by the heart booth across from the Central Maine Medical Center coffee shop this month to learn about different heart health topics, including:
- Blood pressure checks
- Exercise and mental health